➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Supporting LGBTQI-GNC Youth within the Juvenile Justice System
Office of Juvenile Justice Programs – June 30, 2016
We know that LGBTQI-GNC youth are at greater risk of becoming homeless, being sexually, physically, and mentally abused, and dying by suicide-due to isolation, social stigma, harassment, bullying, and lack of stable identity development. These factors also increase their chances of becoming involved in the justice system. It is estimated that LGBTQI-GNC youth represent roughly 7 percent of the United States’ youth population, but some studies suggest they may comprise more than 15 percent of the juvenile justice-involved population.